Quick Start Guide

Included in Box

Vibration Isolation System

2.0mm Hex Driver

Skyview Landing Gear*

Alta X Spare Parts

2.5mm Hex Driver

Futaba Radio Controller*

Alta X QuickStart Card

3.0mm Hex Driver

FRX - Alta X Ready*

Alta X Product Card

Alta X Travel Case*

* Optional accessories

Additional Required Components

Radio Controller

ALTA X supports a variety of radio controllers as outlined in the Controller Integration section of the manual. A minimum of five (5) channels are required, with four (4) used for flight control, and the remaining one (1) used for mode selection. A radio controller with between six to ten channels is highly recommended to make use of Return-to-Land (RTH) and ALTA X’s other functions. It is recommended to use a radio controller with a three-way switch for Mode selection and a two-way switch for the Return-to-Launch function.

Flight Battery

ALTA X can accommodate a variety of Lithium Polymer (LiPo) flight battery packs. Battery packs must be 12S, having a nominal voltage of 44.4 V. Only run ALTA X using two packs at a time. For additional information on expected flight duration, refer to the Performance Section of this manual.

Box to Flight

Unfold

1.

Remove ALTA X from its box or travel case.

  • If you did not purchase the travel case with ALTA X; install the four vibration isolation stand-offs to the four threaded holes on the underside of ALTA X then mount the vibration isolator with (4x) M4x14 Combo bolts.

2.

Use the built-in Toad in the Hole (TITH) on ALTA X’s vibration isolator to mount ALTA X to your payload. If you are not using Skyview landing gear your payload will act as ALTA X’s landing gear.

  • Make sure to latch the TITH once you feel the TITH fully seat; you will hear a ‘click’ when seated.

3.

Fully unfold ALTA X’s booms; note that all of the booms are linked and will open simultaneously.

4.

Secure the booms by latching both the red safety latches on ALTA X.

  • Always make sure both safety latches are fully latched before flying ALTA X!

5.

Note flight direction relative to motor positions and GPS. Arrow on GPS indicates forward flight direction.

Batteries

1.

Adjust the battery tray to fit your preferred batteries by loosening and adjusting the (8x) M3x6 SHCS fasteners securing the two movable tray components.

  • Ensure the fasteners are tightened after the trays have been adjusted.

2.

Place your batteries on the tray and secure them with the four battery straps.

  • See the Appendix for minimum battery requirements.

Fly

1.

Ensure you have completed the necessary preflight checks for ALTA X

2.

Turn on your transmitter

  • Review the transmitter integration section of this manual for a step by step guide to installing your transmitter if this has not been done

3.

Plug the batteries into ALTA X using the built-in battery leads.

  • Only power ALTA X with batteries when intending to fly; make sure you are in a safe takeoff location and adhering to your regions UAV regulations.

4.

Once the batteries are plugged into ALTA X and you are in a safe takeoff location arm ALTA X by holding full low throttle and full right yaw. Once armed the all motors will spin up.

5.

After ALTA X is armed you may takeoff and use

  • We recommend quickly checking ALTA X’s orientation before takeoff by giving small roll/pitch inputs.

  • Ensure you are monitoring ALTA X’s voltage during flight to prevent low battery situations.

6.

Once the flight is complete, return to a safe location to land ALTA X. After landing disarm ALTA X by holding minimum throttle and full left yaw.

7.

Unplug the batteries after disarming ALTA X and then turn off the remote controller.

8.

Detailed procedural steps can be found in the ‘Procedures’ section of this manual; ensure that you have reviewed and understand each step before flying.